May 29, 2011
review by The Sludge Lord - April 2011
I have to thank Gigi from the next band Spjral for sending me an email for their excellent new album.
Spjral are a 3 Piece Experimental / Post-Metal / Progressive band from Italy.
They have just released their excellent new release 2010's Pisces which can be bought on Bandcamp for a mere 1 Euro.
They play a Progressive/Experimental/Post-Metal type of Music. Not the heaviest of Post-Metal Music but it is driven by some excellent Sludgy guitar riffs.
Pisces consists of 5 tracks which runs on for a very reasonable and hugely enjoyable 35 minutes.
Tracks like "Pnevma" and "Strings Ray Through Eclipse" show what these guys can do. Intense drumming and with some excellent guitar riffs from the start.
These guys know when to crank up the Sludge Aspect of the songs. You get some wonderful Post-Rock type music before the inevitable sludge riffs kicks in to get you head-banging to your hearts content.
The other tracks "The Womb" and "Rise Of Machina" get things louder and it stays that way until the final 10:38 minute epic track "Lightdrome". Which is the best track on this excellent release.
Ambient Passages, Sludgy Guitars with intense bass and drums to add to the eerie atmosphere.
You can hear a few influences on this release like Between The Buried And Me for one. Which is quite refreshing in the Sludge/Post-Metal Genre.
So if you want to hear something different then I highly recommend this. Excellent!!!
Cant wait to hear from more from these guys in the future.
The guys have kindly sent me a link on where you can download this excellent release for free. Click on this link and it will take you to their Internet Archive Page. Right Click on the Songs and download as normal.
Check out the band here: